Monday, March 30, 2009

Clustrmap reset and how to exercise while working!

It's happening again: My little lonely clustrmap (see sidebar) will be reset to zero in a few days, an annual event I'm guessing the folks at clustrmap hold in order to keep the most popular maps (like David Warlick's) from becoming solid red dots.

Awwwwwwww.

Well, it's been an interesting year, and I want to thank the thousands of readers who have visited scottmerrick.net in an effort to learn anything I have to share in my meanderings through this lifetime.

I also want to thank the folks at Clustrmaps for developing such an inspiring tool, one that is easy to use and that tells me that from April 1 of 2008 until this very moment in which I'm blogging about it, my little effort has been visited by 5,145 human beings from every continent (excepting Antarctica--hey, where are you, explorers!). That's encouraging to me, and it gives me hope for the future of the globe, a world where people are engaged in active learning about one another and interested in others outside of their own local, national, or regional geographic areas. Life(s) is good.

Speaking of which, I am into an exercise routine that makes my family laugh at me but which, in combination of it and healthier food and beverage choices, has lost me around 10 pounds in the last 6 weeks or so. Here's an 00V00 video that shows it in action. Just another geeky moment that I shared out this morning at PBS's new Frontline Digital Nation project.

Here's a link to the video.


Cheerio!

3 comments:

ClustrMaps Team said...

Hi Scott - just thought we would 'beam in from afar', in light of your appreciative remarks, to let you know that we have just upgraded you to ClustrMaps+ status at no charge (better zoomed-in continent maps, which will take effect after the next update, no more ads, which will take effect immediately, and - best of all for you, I suspect - is that you will have a fully-accessible archive of all your full-size old maps from now onwards under the 'Maps archive' link above the world map - as soon as they get created, that is!

Many thanks for being such an enthusiastic ClustrMaps user - enjoy!

All the best,

-CJ on behalf of the ClustrMaps Team

Jeff A. said...

Good to know that you are getting your exercise:)

Scott said...

WooWoo! A little nice talktalk seems to go a long way! Life(s) is good (did I say that already? well, I really really mean it!)

Thanks, ClusterMaps!